THE Lochgelly Community Council backed Food Drive venture turned out to be a massive success.

Despite starting on a very wet Wednesday evening, which did not put either the volunteers off or those willing to donate to the cause, there was a steady stream of items coming to the Lo'gelly Larder, a key element of the Lo'gelly Lunches community initiative run from the Town Hall, on Bank Street.

The sun shone on the collection team and who could say 'no' to the enthusiasts which featured two really persuasive individuals, youth and community worker Lorraine Mullen and community council secretary Louise Brown!

Starting on Wednesday night they went around every street in Lochgelly starting at the 'tap of the toun' in South Street and then heading to the west end before on Friday going down Station Road ending up in the newer part of the burgh.

Lorraine could not praise the public enough: "Despite that awful weather on Wednesday night we took in 200kgs of items which really says it all.

"On Thursday, in much better conditions, the generosity of the people of each street was exactly the same and by the time we had completed our tour of Lochgelly we had almost 600kgs of food items.

"Our volunteers were brilliant as were the residents who came out to support the Food Drive and we cannot thank everyone enough."

The Lo'gelly Larder and the Lo'gelly Lunches projects work hand in hand at the Town Hall with the current takeaway lunches on a Friday, Hot Hatch Monday and Packed Lunch Wednesday linking with the Lo'gelly Larder which can help people who are needing assistance in getting food supplies.